Sheriff’s deputies peacefully resolve domestic standoff

A tense Aug. 2 standoff of sorts between Fayette County Sheriff’s Department deputies and an armed woman at a north Fayette residence ended peacefully, according to reports, thanks to quick and calm thinking on the part of the deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call.
According to an incident report, deputies were dispatched on that Sunday evening around 7:20 to a home on Plantation Circle in the Newton Plantation subdivision, which is located on Hwy. 314 just south of the Clayton County line. The report states that Tekeema Martin of Lawrenceville had been told not to visit the Plantation Circle home by the resident, who has temporary sole custody of Martin’s child, but that Martin had ignored that instruction and was there on the property. As well, Martin allegedly had taken the resident’s dog the day before.
Deputies were reportedly warned that Martin carries a gun in her purse, and, when deputies approached Martin’s car at the home, Martin stepped out of the car carrying a cell phone in one hand and a Cobra .380 handgun in the other.
A deputy reported that he commanded Martin to drop the gun, but she did not comply. However, the deputy also reported that Martin never raised the gun or pointed it in his direction. Eventually, Martin reportedly returned to her vehicle and threw the gun out the passenger window before rolling the window back up and locking the doors.
Deputies had to bust Martin’s window in order to open her car door and place her under arrest, according to the report, but no shots were fired, and Martin was quickly taken into custody.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Martin was still in Fayette County Jail and is facing multiple charges including Criminal Trespass, Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer, and Disorderly Conduct.

Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.